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Drone racing’s thrills, spills draw pilots of all ages

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New worldwide phenomenon is a natural fit for kids who grow up playing video games.

BOISE, Idaho — It was just another morning in the park for Chris and Cadence Haskins. Chris arranged his 11-year-old daughter’s flying station — lawnchair, video goggles, controller and antenna.

Cadence began piloting a drone across Boise’s Sycamore Park and through a row of trees like a slalom course. The goggles showed her the view captured by a camera on the front of the drone (called first-person view, or FPV).

And little kids wandered over from the playground to inquire about her new sport — drone racing — as they always do.

“To me, it feels like I am in the drone,” said Cadence, whose pilot name is KrazyK. “ … I’m inside, flying it.”

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